Frasier (1993–2004)
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Trophy Girlfriend 

After winning a squash tournament partnered with gym teacher Chelsea, Frasier starts dating her. Seeing her on the job one day, however, brings back nightmares of an abusive coach from his childhood.

Director:

Kelsey Grammer

Writers:

David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Bob Hoskins ... Coach Fuller
Felicity Huffman ... Julia Wilcox
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Chelsea
Jack Brewer ... Jim
Amanda Corday ... Campbell
Nadine Donahue Nadine Donahue ... Waitress
Tom McGowan ... Kenny Daly
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Storyline

It's time for the Crane brothers sports club squash tournament, and Frasier is expecting to be teamed with Niles again but he has other ideas: as they have been eliminated in the second round for nine years in a row, Niles has decided to team up with Jim Braggett (something of a poseur) in the hope of doing better. Understandably, Frasier is upset at his brother's actions but luck is at hand when Chelsea Gray (played by Jeanne Tripplehorn), a girls' gym teacher, walks into the room. She and Frasier briefly met some time ago and mentions that she is looking for someone to team up with her for the mixed doubles. Frasier is reluctant initially but when he sees her hit a great ball at Jim Braggett he agrees. This decision pays off handsomely when Chelsea and Frasier win the mixed doubles tournament. This delights Martin as his son has finally brought home a trophy that doesn't have a book on it, while Niles is a bit jealous of his brother's achievements and hopes he can do just as well ...

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Plot Keywords:

dating | coach | tournament | squash | See All (4) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Trivia

Per the title as with a trophy wife, the trophy girlfriend is a young and attractive woman on the arm of an older and affluent man who acts as his status symbol. See more »

Quotes

Coach Fuller: [in bed] So that's it? We're just gonna go to sleep?
Frasier: [turned away from her in disgust] I'm very tired.
Coach Fuller: You wanna watch TV or get something to eat?
Frasier: [weakly] No.
Coach Fuller: [pause] I know someone who's ticklish!
[turns over and grabs Frasier]
Frasier: No!
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a lightning bolt flashes in the sky. See more »

Soundtracks

Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Clever Turnabout
2 November 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is one of the most interesting episodes. It is, at first, pretty pedestrian. Frasier, a squash player, teams up with a beautiful gym teacher and ends up part of the mixed doubles champions. But, for him, PE was horrible in school. So what the writers did was to have the new characters appear as those of the childhood. It is not preachy but makes a substantial point.


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